Amway cutting positions
Amway is eliminating dozens of management jobs worldwide as part of a strategic review.
The Ada-based global direct-selling company said last week it is cutting 45 management-level positions from various areas of the company, including human resources, supply chain, legal, information technology, strategic planning and finance.
About 60 percent of the positions are from the corporate office in Ada, according to an Amway spokesperson.
The last day of employment will be Jan. 2 for most people.
“Amway is committed to the long-term success of its Amway business owners here in the U.S. and around the world. We are making investments to strengthen our business and in doing so, are reviewing our global operations to ensure investments align with our strategic focus,” the company said in a statement.
“While these decisions are always difficult, the result of these actions will allow us to better serve Amway business owners and be more agile in a rapidly changing global marketplace.”
Amway employs more than 17,000 employees worldwide, including about 4,000 in West Michigan.
The company has seen several consecutive years of sales declines since 2013, when it reached an all-time high of $11.8 billion in revenue.
In 2017, the company ended the year with $8.6 billion in sales, down from $8.8 billion in 2016, $9.5 billion in 2015 and $10.8 billion in 2014.
The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct-selling operations and other business holdings.
Amway has several brands: Nutrilite vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements; Artistry skincare and color cosmetics; eSpring water treatment systems; and XS energy drinks — all sold exclusively by Amway independent business owners.